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Spam examples given by Google explained

Google gives spam examples. Christoph C. Cemper explains them for you.

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Google Spam Examples

What does Google deem as Spam?

There are some common examples of unnatural links that violate Google's guidelines:

  • Text advertisements that pass PageRank
  • Advertorials or native advertising where payment is received for articles that include links that pass PageRank
  • Links with optimized anchor text in articles or press releases distributed on other sites.
  • Low-quality directory or bookmark site links
  • Keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality links embedded in widgets that are distributed across various sites.
  • Widely distributed links in the footers or templates of various sites.
  • Forum comments with optimized links in the post or signature.

We've put together a white paper explaining 9 link spam examples given by Google, where we explain them in more detail for you.

We want you to understand how to build links that help your rankings.

The last thing you want is to build links that Google considers spam.

By reading this eBook, you will gain an understanding of what Google is looking for and you'll be able to protect your website against these spammy tactics.

Here's what you'll learn:

examples of what Google considers link spam

how No Follow links can affect your website

the rules to building low-risk links

what is over-optimized anchor text and how to avoid it

when is it bad to pay for links

how to deal with forum links

how to build links that help your rankings


A few facts about the author Christoph C. Cemper

  • Founder of LinkResearchTools and creator of Link Detox
  • self-employed since 2003 working with links
  • 122.640 hours of experience with links and SEO
  • or 14 years of getting up every morning to work with links
  • spoken on 312 conferences about links
  • 152 public trainings about links since 2007
  • Mastermind of LinkResearchTools (LRT)
  • Ongoing SEO-experiments and tests
  • years of experience in online marketing
  • years of experience as a coach

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